slack

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Synonyms for slack

Synonyms for slack

characterized by reduced economic activity

not tautly bound, held, or fastened

guilty of neglect; lacking due care or concern

to reduce in tension, pressure, or rigidity

to avoid the fulfillment of

slack off: to become or cause to become less active or intense

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dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve

a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality

a stretch of water without current or movement

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a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

the quality of being loose (not taut)

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a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely

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avoid responsibilities and work, be idle

be inattentive to, or neglect

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release tension on

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make less active or fast

become slow or slower

make less active or intense

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become less in amount or intensity

cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water

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not tense or taut

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flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide

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lacking in rigor or strictness

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References in periodicals archive ?
In the post-colonial world, the countries where neglected diseases have made a comeback must pick up the slack. "I believe DNDi is a good start," says Hassar.
As the only full-time worker now, Lewis is forced to pick up the slack, putting in long hours to keep her business afloat.
THE MORE WE CUT GOVERNMENT-FUNDED WELFARE, THE MORE CHURCHES AND CHARITIES WILL PICK UP THE SLACK!
If you have a breakdown on one of the automatic lines, the other one can pick up the slack by running two shifts." The core room also is considered a cell, but it feeds cores to all of the sand cells and permanent molding.
The job market that now must increasingly sustain our citizens leaves a startling number in poverty, and government is ever less willing to pick up the slack. Even in an economic expansion, our private welfare system, including especially food pantries, are stretched to the breaking point.
Academically, Yale has cut expensive full-time faculty positions and left graduate students to pick up the slack.
Thunder Bay attracting fewer Americans, but Canadian tourists pick up the slack